The Good Life


Week 5 Project

The Good Life

Imagine you could go back in time and give your childhood self a letter in which you explain your current view of the good and ethical life. Write a 3-4 page letter to your childhood self explaining your view of the Good in which you:

  • Identify at least one philosopher who might agree with your view of the Good. Explain that philosophical ethical theory and discuss how it compares to your own views.
  • Discuss how another philosopher might disagree. For example, if you discuss deontology in support of your view, utilitarianism might be a good point of contrast. Virtue and care ethics are very similar, but it would be interesting to explore their differences as well.
  • Support your account of the theories with citations to the textbook and online lectures in correct APA format.
  • Textbook Information: Mitchell, H. B. (2019). Roots of wisdom: A tapestry of philosophical traditions (8th ed.). Cengage Learning: ISBN 9781337559805.

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